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July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Concord, NH (CNSNews.com) - New Hampshire's Chief Justice appears certain to be impeached and former US Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell apparently will be in charge of prosecuting the case at a trial conducted by the New Hampshire Senate.New Hampshire's 22-member House Judiciary Committee late Wednesday returned three articles of impeachment against state Supreme Court Chief Justice David Brock. The full House will consider the articles July 12th and it is widely expected to agree with the Committee's recommendations.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - If a member of the Federal Election Commission has his way, special interest groups that pay for political broadcast advertisements would be required to disclose the sources of their money."Without any information on these groups, it becomes impossible for the public to make informed decisions about the real interests of those groups," said Karl Sandstrom, a Democrat who serves on the six-person FEC board.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Vermont state representative has formed a political action committee, which she hopes will lead to the defeat of House and Senate Judiciary Committee members who supported the recently enacted civil union legislation. Although the bill, signed into law by Democratic Governor Howard Dean, does not sanction same sex marriage, critics insist it establishes what amounts to a parallel system of marriage for same-sex couples.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNEWS.com) - Already in a state of disarray, the Reform Party has yet another problem to overcome -- the announcement by Pat Choate that he has resigned as party chairman.In a letter to the party's executive council, Choate said, "An illness in our family requires the immediate attention of my wife and me." He offered no details. Choate, 59 years old, was Ross Perot's running mate in 1996.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A well-known Washington lawyer, best known for defending Democrats in high places with serious legal problems, will be a key prosecutor, should the New Hampshire State Senate hold an impeachment trial of State Supreme Court Chief Justice David Brock. Conservatives, however, fear that Robert F. Bauer's partisan loyalties will affect the way he does his job.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - For the first time in nearly 40 years Massachusetts Democrat Ted Kennedy could face a reelection campaign with no Republican opposition, as the only announced GOP opponent, Jack E Robinson, may not be able to gather enough certified signatures to be included on the November ballot.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Senator Bob Smith's (R-NH) involvement in the case of Elian Gonzalez has some back home wondering why. So, in an effort to help clear the air, Smith conducted a conference call with reporters on the home front to explain his situation.The senator visited the child, in Miami, in January, several weeks after his rescue from sea and arrival in the United States.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - If and when New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani decides to bow out of New York's US Senate race against Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, several of Giuliani's fellow Republicans are waiting in the wings to challenge her.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A former Harvard University professor and whistle blower, who complained about the schools use of millions in federal research grants, wants Congress to pay him $928,000 in lost wages and has the backing of Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Barney Frank.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Maine State Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would control the price of prescription drugs and create a Fair Drug Pricing Board, the first such board in the nation. An identical bill was approved on April 14th by the state's House of Representatives by a vote of 89 to 54. The measure now goes to the desk of Independent Governor Angus King. He has 10 days to decide what action to take.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The New Hampshire Senate voted 14-10 Thursday to abolish the death penalty in the state. The vote followed, by several weeks, similar, narrow passage in the state House of Representatives. The bill, however, may be doomed, since the state's Democratic governor Jeanne Shaheen, promises to strike it down.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNEWS.com) - Just hours after Vermont Governor Howard Dean signed into law a "civil union" bill that amounts to the legalization of same sex marriages and provides same sex couples with the same state benefits enjoyed by heterosexual couples, New Hampshire Governor Jeanne Shaheen expressed strong opposition to homosexual marriage.Shaheen, generally considered a liberal Democrat, said, "I believe that marital unions should exist between men and women."Asked specifically about the Vermont law, Shaheen responded, "I don't support Vermont's law."
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Boston, MA (CNSNews.com) - New England supporters of Texas Governor George W Bush are working overtime in an effort to explain the double-digit loss their man suffered at the hands of Arizona Senator John McCain in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary.Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci essentially characterized the McCain win as a fluke. "New Hampshire just likes to upset the apple cart.""McCain practically moved to New Hampshire," said the two-term Bay State governor. "It was like he was running for governor of New Hampshire."
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Manchester, NH (CNSNews.com) - US Senator John McCain has widened his lead over Texas Governor George W Bush, while former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley has done the same in his contest with Vice President Al Gore, according to the latest polls.In the survey of 600 likely Republican voters, conducted Dec. 17-21 by the locally based American Research Group, McCain topped Bush 39 to 30 percent. Two weeks ago, McCain led Bush 37 to 30 percent.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
1st add: Includes Bush question on Rudman.(CNSNews.com) - Texas Governor George W Bush, Arizona Senator John McCain and former ambassador Alan Keyes spent 90 minutes Tuesday night exchanging barbs on everything from taxes, campaign finance reform, abortion, foreign policy and even questions about who showed the most courage on the campaign trail.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Bedford, NH (CNSNews.com) - Former US Senator Warren Rudman of New Hampshire is insisting Texas Governor George W Bush and anti-tax activist Grover Norquist disclose who is paying for a television ad attacking John McCain for his campaign finance reform proposal.Rudman, the co-chairman of McCain's national campaign, insisted the ad was sponsored by "a shell organization" created by Norquist.Rudman said he was speaking for McCain in issuing the challenge.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An estimated 30,000 Massachusetts voters have switched parties in recent weeks in time for the March 7th primary contest, according to Secretary of State William Galvin.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Concord, NH (CNSNews.com) - The bad blood between Vice President Al Gore and his sole rival, former New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley, has grown more toxic, with Gore flatly denying Bradley's assertion that he played the race card during his 1988 White House bid by injecting Willie Horton into the campaign.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Hanover, NH (CNSNews.com) - Five Republican presidential hopefuls made their second joint appearance in New Hampshire Thursday night, seizing the opportunity to criticize George W Bush for his second New Hampshire no-show in less than a week.Former Reagan advisor Gary Bauer, Publisher Steve Forbes, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, radio talk show host Alan Keyes and Arizona Senator John McCain appeared before 300 voters in a town meeting format on the campus of Dartmouth College -- an hour-long give and take, sponsored by CNN and WMUR-TV, the state's ABC affiliate.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As state of Washington voters prepare to cast ballots on Tuesday in a primary that is little more than a beauty contest, Vice President Al Gore is working overtime to blunt Bill Bradley's search for votes.The Bradley camp believes that it needs a win in Washington if it has any hopes of breathing life into what has become a moribund campaign. What little momentum a win here would provide has become critical for Bradley.